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Joshua D. Clinton

Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
Editor in Chief, Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Prof. Josh Clinton uses statistical methods to better understand political processes and outcomes. He is interested in: the politics in the U.S. Congress, campaigns and elections, the testing of theories using statistical models, and the uses and abuses of statistical methods for understanding political phenomena.

Representative publications

  • 2018. “The Politics of Policy: The Initial Mass Political Effects of Medicaid Expansion in the States,” American Political Science Review 112(1): 167-85. With Michael W. Sances. 
  • Forthcoming. “An Evaluation of the 2016 Election Polls in the United States: AAPOR Task Force Report,” Public Opinion Quarterly. With Courtney Kennedy, Mark Blumenthal, Scott Clement, Claire Durand, Charles Franklin, Kyley McGeeney, Lee Miringoff, Kristen Olson, Doug Rivers, Lydia Saad, G. Evans Witt, and Christopher Wlezien. 
  • 2017. “A House Divided? Political Conflict and Polarization in the U.S. Congress, 1877- 2011.” American Journal of Political Science. 61(3): 698-714. With David A. Bateman and John S. Lapinski.
  • 2014. “The National News Media’s Effect on Congress: How Fox News Affected Representatives in Congress.” Journal of Politics. 76(4): 928-943. With Ted Enamorado. 
  • 2014. “Political Influence in the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight,” American Journal of Political Science. With David Lewis and Jen Selin. 58(2): 387-401. 
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